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U. S. Tax Shelter Industry: The Role of Accountants, Lawyers and Financial Professionals, Day 2

Permanent Subcommitteeon Investigations

Location: Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building

Agenda

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ held two days of hearings, November 18 and 20, 2003,  examining the role of professional organizations like accounting firms, law firms, and financial institutions in developing, marketing and implementing tax shelters. The Subcommittee heard from tax experts, as well as representatives from accounting firms, law firms, financial institutions, and a panel of government regulators.

In conjunction with these hearings, the Subcommittee Minority Staff issued a report entitled "U.S. Tax Shelter Industry: The Role of Accountants, Lawyers, and Financial Professionals."  The Report is available via the link located at the top left corner of this webpage. 

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Raymond J. Ruble
    Former Partner
    Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
    New York, New York
  • Thomas R. Smith, Jr.
    Partner
    Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
    New York, New York
  • N. Jerold Cohen
    Partner
    Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Download Testimony (238k)

Panel 2

  • William Boyle
    Former Vice President
    Structured Finance, Deutsche Bank AGGroup
    New York, New York
  • Domenick DeGiorgio
    Vice President
    Structured Finance, HVB America, Inc.
    New York, New York
    Download Testimony (889k)

Panel 3

  • John Larson
    Managing Director
    Presidio Advisory Services
    San Francisco, California
  • Jeffrey Greenstein
    Chief Executive Officer
    Quellos Group, LLC, formerly known as Quadra Advisors LLC
    Seattle, Washington
    Download Testimony (458k)

Panel 4